“Le Centre Nos Pilifs”
Our mission project this August centers around a local school for autistic children: Le Centre Nos Pilifs. Currently they have about 50-60 students. During a recent visit, the principal explained that her students often have a hard time relating to other people. Many of them are brilliant, and extremely talented artistically, but without specialized help it is difficult for them to communcate with others. There is one thing that the teachers have discovered – music can change their world.
The students love the vibration, the rhythm, and the different sounds. Some of the older children are so talented that they can actually learn to play a musical instrument on their own. The younger ones open up immediately when introduced to musical toys. It gives them a new way to communicate with others. Music is a whole new sensory perception to them that enables them to express their feelings.
Currently the school has a few educational musical toys, but not enough to go around. Our goal is to provide each class with several sturdy well made musical toys,and/or instruments for the children to experiment with during the school day. This will bring them so much joy!
We will be collecting donations till the end of August. Thank you for your generosity!
Read more at http://www.ipcbrussels.org/mission-of-the-month/